President Noynoy Aquino was right for one thing when questioned by a blogger why the prison facilities of the recently imprisoned senators, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada are better than the previous prison cell of his late father, Ninoy Aquino. There’s actually no basis for the comparison since the situations are different then and now plus the offenses allegedly committed are of unrelated in nature. He even added that at some point, his father’s room was air-conditioned! The President highlighted that as a highly sociable man, the solitary confinement of his father was the greatest torture during his ordeal!
In addition to that, Ninoy Aquino was accused of being a rebel by capitalizing on political propaganda using the media. Revilla and Estrada are not yet convicted for the plunder cases filed against them. It will actually be a dumb thing if the administration places these two very popular actors turned senators into normal jail bars – for security reasons.
Besides, what goes around comes around. We know for the fact that these two senators are Presidentiables, knowing the masses! What will happen to the President when the tide finally turns around? At least, he can expect to be treated as human as possible based on his current status if he is no longer in the position with all the drastic actions he imposed to these powerful members of the opposition.
Yes, he vowed to punish those corrupt people in the government but it is however obvious to everybody that he is being selective. Corruption has been adamant for decades in the Philippines – and it is not only people who are corrupt. The whole system of government operations are! The President should have focused in changing the system rather than hurt those selected political enemies, their families and supporters – if he cannot generalize it or if he is really not also using the corrupt system to gain power!
However, social damages have been done and not unless the next leaders with the backlogs of this administration can forgive those who trespass them – we can only expect a divided Philippines. Unity is far from the horizon now that unfair judgements are bestowed to respected public figures! It will not be surprising if a group of opposing political parties will join hands in putting a stop into this unlikely government priority. Just wait and see!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Getting involved in your children’s life not just on Sundays but everyday of the week is strongly advised by President Barrack Obama during his Father’s Day How message to the American people. How can this be possible for all hard working fathers when they all have to work full time for the basic needs of the family? His plea for congress just made sense. Watch this:
Equal wages for men and women, general pay raise and work schedule re-arrangement can definitely help in allowing parents who are both working to take turns in caring for their children. The president’s recommendation for people who can volunteer to mentor a child or children can also be very possible and helpful – because there are surely plenty of individuals who are earning well but no children. A nice thought and hopefully immediate actions for better society on Father’s Day.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Ever since lady Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gained the public office, speculations that she is just a mere puppet of her brother ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra already started to come about. The opposition never ceased to find reasons to take the power off her from that time on. They eventually realized their aspirations when the court ordered her being ousted from the post due to abuse of power! Read this for details:
The post in the highest office can be taken away way before one’s term ends when not occupied by a very popular person with authority. Prime Minister Shinawatra may be guilty or not – but it’s just obviously a way of formality to legally make her step down from her post. Politicians aspiring for the post must please the masses first before even thinking of running for the highest office regardless of what country they are in. Ousting a leader is just becoming a fad right now!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Maids or house helpers are also some kind of employees for the household. On the other hand, they must be treated as part of the family because of the nature of their job. Cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing clothes or tending children are very personal errands. They can have access in the employers’ very discreet possession. That’s is why, they must be given fair compensation and respect. Here’s a good guideline in drafting a contract for a house help:
In reality no employer can stop an employee from resigning – but 15 to 30 days notice before the last day of work is necessary to make adjustments – like finding a replacement or settling remaining compensation or balances. Relocating an employee can be expensive and some travel expenses must be charged to the employee if the length of service is not justifiable. This must be compromised however by both parties.
The Unites States’ determination in strengthening bilateral ties with Asian allies including the Philippines is signified by his visit that is ongoing as of this time of writing. There were news about some groups opposing the said visit but there were too minimal and did not even trigger worries from the national security department. Read this to know the agenda of President Barrack Obama while in the Philippines:
Majority of the Filipinos are thrilled with the visit of President Barrack Obama. Looking up to the American administration especially during calamities or disasters has already been a part of Filipino culture. Since the Filipino-American community is growing fast in the U.S., there’s no reason why Filipinos back home will not give full respect to the American President. A warm welcome to you, Mr. President!